Curtains should be use as a decoration not a necessity

Call Pro-Tech Services and have us add window film to your home to block the heat … Curtains are not for blocking heat . They are meant for decoration for the window area..  239-560-3498

coil springs vs coil-overs for lowering your car

When you have decided to lower your car (Not A Truck) you have a couple of choices to chose from .. Lowering Coil Springs or Coil-Overs. First you must decide what type of car your building or why you want to lower your car.

  1. Just want it lowered
  2. Building a street car
  3. Looking for better handling
  4. All out race car for specialized type of racing

what is a lowered coil spring. Coil spring is made from spring steel or carbon steel with a certain amount of coil revolution to make up the spring. Manufactures engineer coils to lower your car and keep the oem geometry for alignment reasons. When looking for a coil spring to lower your car you will notice 2 things.

  1. amount that lowers your right correctly
  2. the spring rate

not all cars can be lowered extreme amount some times you only get like almost an 1″  other cars can be lowered 2.5″ it’s all in the type of car you own. why is this because of the geometry of the suspension and the ability to be able to get your front or rear car aligned so you don’t go through tires every couple of months.

Now on to what the spring rate does say you took a oem spring and cut a couple of coils off the spring would be shorter but you would change the spring rate from the oem spring rate. You would get a higher spring rate on a cut coil spring and it would be stiffer not a bad thing and It would give you better handling to a point. SPRING RATE Spring Rate refers to the amount of weight it takes to compress a spring a certain distance.  The higher the spring rate, the stiffer the spring.

To figure out the Spring Rate you start by compressing the spring about 20% of the available distance of the spring and measure the height (Load Length 1) and the Load 1 in (lbs/inch) or (N/mm). Then compress the spring about 80% and measure the height (Load Length 2) and the Load 2

(Load 2 – Load 1)
Spring Rate = ——————————————-
(Load Length 1 – Load Length 2)

Most springs are fairly linear, which means you would get the same Spring Rate from the equation no matter which distances you would use, 20% and 80%, or 40% and 90%, or 10% and 30%.

Some springs are non-linear, which typically means the spring gets stiffer the more you compress it.  One way this can be done is by changing the coil spacing, so that coils start to touch each other as you compress it.  Another way common in racing is for the spring to compress and then encounter an additional spring.  This increases the spring rate because now you have 2 springs acting on the force.  Many times this additional spring is a rubber “bump stop”.


  1. Wire Diameter: When the diameter of the wire increases so does the Spring Rate. When the wire is thicker it becomes stronger and more difficult to deflect.
  2. Spring Diameter: When the diameter of the spring increases the Spring Rate decreases.
  3. The number of coils in the Spring: As the number of coils increase the spring rate decreases.





COIL-OVERS are a whole different type of part coil-overs are what most people would like because they have ton of adjustablility you can tune the suspension to your driving style. Coil-overs have the ability for you to adjust the ride height and they allow you to adjust the compression valving in the shock/strut  Not all coil-overs have the adjustment for rebound valving for the shock/strut and the pre-load can be adjusted hard core track racers.

What is pre-load on a coil over 

Preload is when the spring is compressed between its upper and lower perches on the strut body before the assembly is placed in the car. Basically its the length of the spring from top of spring perch to the bottom of the spring perch  on the strut body

A Simple Example With Preload

Let’s recreate the last example, but this time with a spring preloaded one inch. First what we are going to do is use Hooke’s Law to find the amount of restoring force (F) the 400lb/in (k) spring has with one inch of preload (x):

F = -kx

F = (-400lb/in)(-1in)

F = 400lb

What this F value tells us is that our preloaded spring is exerting 400 pounds of restoring force on it’s perches before it is even installed in the car. Now we need to install this preloaded coilover into the car. This is the point at which many people’s intuition leads them astray. When you factor in the weight of the car pressing down on the coilover you have to SUBTRACT its weight from the force already stored in the spring! So since our spring already had 400 pounds of force stored in it we subtract that amount of the 923 pound weight of the car:

938lb – 400lb = 523lb

Since our spring already had 400 pounds of force preloaded, the spring only has to absorb another 523 pounds (F). Let’s find how much additional compression will take place (x):

F = -kx

523lb = 400lb/in(x)

Solve for x:

x = -1.3in

So when we place the car’s 923 pounds on a spring preloaded one inch (400 pounds of stored force) it compresses the spring an additional 1.3 inches. Add this to the preload compression:

1.3in + 1in = 2.3in


Remember! Any force already stored in a spring acts against any force that is being added to it! This goes for all linear and progressive rate springs!

Compression valve adjustment

most all coil-overs will allow you to adjust the compression valving up to 27 different settings. Compression damping is the force experienced when the damper is being compressed. In the case of most vehicles, this is when the damper moves upwards relative to its mounting position; a good example is when you hit a bump at high speeds on the road. If there was no compression on your shocks or struts your tire would just move upwards along with the vehicle, losing contact with the ground. With compression, the tire will deflect over the bump allowing the damper to absorb the impact (hence the name- Shock Absorber) and the tire will extend back to its original state, all the while reducing the vehicle’s motion and not disturbing the comfort of you and your passengers.



Rebound valve adjustment

Rebound damping is the force that is experienced when a shock absorber returns from its compressed state to its original state. When a damper is in the process of rebound the spring goes from being compressed back to normal releasing all the tension from the compression. In some cases the ride feels bouncy or stiff because of the  spring rate and/or damping force settings not being compatible.  Keep in mind that if you have a damping force adjustable coil over the stiffer your settings are the slower the rebound. The softer your settings are the faster the rebound.


Now that you understand a little better what the difference is on lowered coil spring and coil-overs you can now chose which to buy. We sale brand like







One other thing before we go.When ever you lower your car make sure you get some kind of a alignment kit. Some coil-overs kits have the upper strut mounts that have camber adjustment .

If your just buying lowering coil springs you can get alignment bolts for camber adjustment and some cars have offset camber bushings. Even if your car get a 4 wheel alignment they have rear adjustable control arms and track bars to keep everything in align.

If your going to lower your car do it right the first time don’t just do what your wallet allows you to do. Save the money buy the right parts you don’t want to damage your car just because you didn’t want to pay to do it right!


How to keep your home or business cooler in the summertime

Ever wonder why your home or business gets hot during the summertime and your electric bill goes up and your a/c runs more

It’s because all non-tinted windows allow the sun to come through and heat up your home or business. Curtains and mini blind or vertical blinds don’t do anything to block the sun they are there to give you some privacy and decorate your window openings.

Non-tinted windows allow the suns issues to heat up your home or business.

1 Solar Energy <heat>decrease-heat

2 IR Heat <infrared>

3 UV Rays

4 Glare


Quick Fact :


There are many variables in choosing the right window tint for your application to help reduce the heat, glare, uv rays, and the electric bill.The glass thickness and the type of glass (tempered, laminated , non laminated, impact resistance/hurricane) just to name a few. Are your windows single pain or double pain windows. Do they have an e-coating on the glass.

Once we figure the type of window you have and what your issue is. We can show you the best window film to fit your need with out damaging your windows.

The more reflective a window tint is the better heat blocking it will do.


solar silver (mirror tint) is a good film for any window. Works well on single pain glass but if you have a sever heat problem and you have double pain windows you will want to use a very reflective tint like this.

mirror tint it reflects the heat

mirror tint reflects the heat solar silver 20



Dual Reflective Window Tint

These types of film are silver on the outside and grey on the inside as seen in pictures. This type of film is made for double pain windows.You should never put dark black or dyed film on double pain windows. Dark non-reflective tint will absorb the heat and eventually will crack the outer pain of the double pain window because to much heat build up between the 2 pains of glass.

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single pain windows can put most any type of film on the window

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There are many more types of window tint to pick from. We have mentioned  just a few. If your interested in knowing more about reducing the suns harmful effects in your home or business go to our website and email us for an appointment if you live in the swfl area.

Residential and Commercial Window Tint

It’s Summer Time Your home or business is getting hot inside your a/c is running overtime trying to cool it down and it’s not working. You start turning your a/c down more and more to over come the heat building up inside your home or business family and customers are complaining it’s hot… Your family is telling you to make it cooler inside. You do …. you didn’t think about the outcome of using the a/c at such cool temps until you get your electric bill at the end of the month. Wow ! $350 dollar electric bill. Next month you use the a/c less and sweat more inside your home or business but at the end of the month your electric bill is cut in half its only $175.. But you can’t go another month during the Summer with being hot and sweaty or a high electric bill. What do you do? Well you do a little research on the internet and find out that Window tint is the solution to helping you control the heat and high electric bill in your home and business.



  1. Window film will block up to 81% of the total solar heat
  2. Window film will block up to 90% of the glare
  3. Window film will block up to 99% of all uv rays A&B
  4. All window films will block a percentage of light and allow a percentage of light to come through the window film into the home or business.



summer-commercial-and-residential-tintingTYPES OF WINDOWS/GLASS

  11. AWNING
  14. FIXED

When you have decided you are wanting your home or business tinted we can come out and give you a quote. What is it we do for a quote.

  1. We check the type of glass you have
  2. We check the condition of the seals and frame of the windows
  3. We check to see the style window frame of the windows
  4. We measure the width and length of each piece of glass in the window opening figure out the square footage of each piece of glass most basic windows have 2 pieces of glass to make up 1 window. Sometimes they are divided into small window by a plastic/metal grid which is called french pain windows..
  5. We check to see what type of windows you have like french pain,sliding glass doors,sliding casements etc..
  6. Then we find out what you are what your needs are like privacy,heat blocking,glare blocking,uv rays blocking..Then we show you film samples that work on your window and try to get the the best film with the highest rating to fit your needs..

We have done a lot of widow tinting on Residential and Commercial jobs.  With experience we have we know that if you tint the complete home or business it will help your a/c run 50% less. It will stop the hot spots in the rooms where you have a lot of the heat problems. Window film will stop the glare in your home or business and keep the wood floors and carpet and furniture from the sun fading it. When choosing the right heat blocking window film you could cut your electric bill between 15% to 30% every month. How did the window film industry figured this out is by this..

  1. say you tinted your home on 1-15-2015 you would go 60 days and then take your bill for a full month and compare it to the same month for a year early and figure it out factor in the price of electricity if it went up . its just simple math

If you calculated the savings each month that the window film is saving you.It will only take about 2 years to recover the money back

Dollar for dollar window film is the most cost effective solution when it come to helping you keep your home cooler in the summertime and make your window more efficient.







After Tinting Johnson Window Film scenic view 10% dual reflective film

blocks 90% glare blocks 81% heat blocks 99% uv rays a&b


SV-10LOOKING OUT DINNING ROOM                                                         ⇑

These are what they call french pain windows its like multiple windows inside a window because of the grid. Some grid can be remove and replaced after the tinting is done..


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23 years serving swfl

call for a quote if you live in the swfl area 239-560-3498

cape coral – fort myers – punta gorda – port charlotte – leehigh acres – estero – ft myers beach

Products we sale just a few here

At PRO-TECH SERVICES we sale many different type of products to service  our customers .. What is it that you the customer needs for your vehicle .  Well could it be you have a mini truck and your style is air bagged suspensions or just a lowered look with a kick butt audio system … or is it that you drive a full size chevy, ford or dodge and you need a bed cover or a set of nerf bars to step up into your truck .. or just thinking that you like to lift the front to level out to match the back of the truck we can do that too.

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Ready Lift       Best Tops  


So you drive a honda accord or civic or some other 4 door sedan we also carry performance parts for your vehicle as well as  lowering kits,air bags suspension and engine parts like super chargers or exhaust kits maybe your looking for a piston and ring set or a performance clutch from Clutch Master need ignition parts, injectors .How about updating your stock struts for coil overs Tein …….. Maybe just better strut with factory springs KYB . just want some attitude for your vehicle  lowering springs from Tanabe,Tein,Eibach or H&R

group-328bafce-63fe-498b-83a8-acd06c5c39c1-420Clutch Masters 06-08 Subaru WRX 2.5LEibach Springs

 Clutch Master



Are you a car audio nut need that kicking bass or latest indash radio with bluetooth or apps want to mirror link your iphone or android to the hottest double din  touch screen dvd/am fm radio.Looking to have your mobile phone hand free so you don’t have to touch your phone while driving …audiopipe

Like Iheart radio or have mp3 saved on your phone use bluetooth and stream your music right to your radio..  Did you come across an issue with your audio system need help. We can troubleshoot car audio issues for an hourly charge to find the solution to your problems. As we are mecp advance since 1992 we have the knowledge when it come to the complex electrical systems of today .. Brands like pioneer, power acoustik, db drive ,power bass, clarion, rockfordfosgate, crucnch, mb quart, pac, stinger, pyle, echo, tview, hifonics, audiopipe, dual,  jvc and many more …AB_logo2010



db drive

Radios – Amps – Speakers DVD Multimedia


Want stylish wheels we carry for the off road or just the average truck guy.

BMF WHEELS they fits most bolt paterns

BMF_BATL-DeathMetalBlkfor (chevy,ford,dodge) they come matt black or polish or gloss black



We also carry brands like foose , usa mag, dub1, ssr,  tracklite

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Tracklite Wheels



This is just a just a hand full of items we sale many many many more …

if you need something electronic or suspension related maybe a bumper lift kit or air bag suspension part give up a call 239-560-3498


extang Trifecta Tri-fold Bed Covers



  • Extang engineered tri-fold style tonneau cover. Fast, easy, no assembly required. No tools.
  • Extang engineered with precision. 45º steel corner brackets, commercial grade rails and I-Beam style Monster Bows provide unparalleled strength.
  • SafetyKlamps: Extremely strong glass-filled nylon construction, will never break. Secure cab section by hand tightening thread clamps with built-in heavy-duty handle.
  • SpeedKlamps: Rear tail section clamps operate with spring action handle for instant fasten and release. Clamp conveniently stows away inside rail when not in use
  • MaxHinges: Ultra-strong, rugged, double pivot design made of durable glass-filled nylon and feature protective padding.
  • Heavy-duty luggage style Hold-Tite fasteners secure the tonneau in the open position at the cab. Provide quick and easy storage when hauling large cargo.
  • The Trifecta offers two fabric options; traditional heavy-duty commercial grade vinyl, or the new Signature Series with rich looking vinyl-backed black canvas.
  • Maximum Strength Warranty.



Extang’s extremely strong glass-filled nylon constructed SpeedKlamps™ offer both a rapid-secure & rapid-release system and no tools are needed.Cab section SpeedKlamps (top left) secure by simply tightening, by hand, the threaded clamp with built-in heavy-duty handle.Tail section SpeedKlamps (left) operate with spring-action technology for instant fasten and release. The clamps conveniently stow away within the rail when not in use.

Straps & Snaps

Security is a must. Extang knows that, designs for it, and tests it aggressively. Our heavy duty luggage-style Hold-Tite™ fasteners are quick and easy to use and adjust. The Hold-Tite™ straps and snaps combination allow the tonneau to be fully open and safely secured at the cab while driving.

The new Extang MaxHinges™ are double pivot hinges with center link and padded seals. These Extang engineered glass filled nylon hinges are built to last. One of the smallest, but most important parts of the Trifecta tonneau system, they are just another reason why Extang tonneau covers are America’s number one selling tonneaus.

WeatherTuff™ Seals

Extang uses pro-grade labyrinth rail seals that exceed OEM standards and provide the best seal possible. Seals at all contact points to protect the truck’s finish and keep out the weather and dust. The permi-sealed tarp is pre-attached to rails for a permanent seal and no-gap fit.

Extang Engineered with Precision
NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. The Trifecta tonneau cover has 45° steel corner brackets that provide unparalleled strength. Extang’s commercial grade rails and I-beam Monster Bows™ are secured with multiple reinforcements using zinc dichromate, aluminum braces. Together they offer the strongest, professional quality tonneau that Extang Engineering is noted for.

Best Looking…

Where engineering ends, good looks begins. This tonneau system features a rich looking all-black frame. It has a perfectly sewn and tight fitting, double layered vinyl with anti-curl corners. The winning look is all Extang.

Industry’s Best Warranty

The Trifecta features a lifetime warranty on the frame and tarp — the best in the industry. It’s more than enough coverage — it’s longer than most folks will own their truck!

trifecta  Click above picture to view installation video on the extang trifecta tri-fold bed cover

The bed cover fits most ford – chevy – Dodge trucks short beds to long beds call us @ 239-560-3498 for prices and application

check out our websites



2014 new advertising new business name

Well in the last few months of 2013 some of my family started asking me why I was only promoting window tinting when I offered other services like car audio,custom suspension ( lowering kits , lift kits , air bagged suspension kits). We also offer bed covers,performance programmers for trucks, welding and so much more . Well just so happens i decided to change my  dba .

I came up with Pro-Tech Services and why I know this was a good thing to do.A  few days before I began to do the name change .

I got a call from a seo marketing company that had told me how they could help me get a lot of business in 2014 buy using them to advertise my business online with seo marketing . What I liked out them is not only great price  They seamed honest and straight forward unlike the hundreds of other companies that have called me over the years.  We I told them I had to talked it over with my finance manager they told me to run with it.

Well this is the tools that this seo marketing company is providing us  2014 to keep up with google to be able to advertise my local listing.

They built us 2 twitter accounts for car audio and auto suspensions. 2 facebook pages on car audio and auto suspension and built us 2 websites for car audio and auto suspension.Since I built my own website back a few years ago to promote my business everything is linked to this main page so i don’t have to promote window tinting because that is mainly what my self built site is about.  They also get me first page ranking on google ,yahoo and bing and do all my seo optimizing for one low price.

Well you can find us  on twitter and and my facebook pages are Pro-Tech-Car Audio in cape coral and Pro-Tech-Auto-Suspension in cape coral. Here are the links to our new custom website

So for now it just a waiting game to for all this advertising to get on the web and indexed on to the search engines so people can find it and my rankings come up to where i need to be. We are over half way there . call us anytime for question on anything we can do to help you . 22 years serving swfl


Stop your teens from texting and talking on cell phone while driving

OBII insterface device that uses bluetooth to connect to a cell phone to blocks texting and talking and unsafe apps

Want to stop your teenager from talking and texting on their cell phone while driving their vehicle here is a product that does just that.Best new product of 2012.

The  cellcontrol is a safe driving system that disables the use of unsafe cell phone applications while driving. Innovative Bluetooth signaling blocks drivers from being able to text message, email, make phone calls and much more. This safe driving system activates automatically when the vehicle is in motion to create a safe driving environment for everyone on the road.

Safer Driving Starts Here
cellcontrol uses a simple one-time setup to keep the designated mobile device disabled every time the car is in motion. First, activate the safe driving system online. Then, download the app onto the mobile device. The last step is to install the trigger unit into your vehicle standard OBD-II interface.

Blocks Unsafe Applications
Once setup is complete, the safe driving system is ready to use. Email, texting, internet, camera and other apps will immediately be blocked once the vehicle is in motion. Use of the phone application will also be blocked – unless a handsfree headset is detected by your mobile device. This is the perfect solution for young drivers, fleet workers and anyone who is using their cell phone unsafely while driving.

Easy to Use
This tamper-free safe driving system is not only simple to set up, but continues to be easy to use. Reports of removal, deactivation or other misuse are sent by text or email to a designated administrator. It never needs to be re-installed and will continue to activate whenever the vehicle is in motion to block the use of unsafe applications.

Incredible Compatibility
Innovative Bluetooth communication and cellcontrol software works with over 1,200 cell phones. Any vehicle sold in the United States in 1996 and after will include an OBD-II interface and will be ready to use with the safe driving trigger.

Works with
Operating Systems: All Android 2.1 and above, All BlackBerry 4.5 and above, All Windows Mobile 5 & 6, All Symbian S60 (3rd Edition)

Not Supported Operating Systems: Apple iOS/iPhone, Windows Phone 7 & 8

RIM, HTC, Samsung, Sanyo, Motorola, Nokia, Pantech, LG, Palm, Sony Ericsson and more*

Service Providers
Works with all US wireless carriers (data plan required)

Works with any vehicle sold in the Unites State in 1996 and after.

The link below is a video from the manufacture that will show you how the product will work..

Contact Pro-Tech Tinting in cape coral 239-560-3498. This product will save your kids life…


Radio broke need repair oem bose or non-bose radio

Radio Broke

Do you have a car, truck, suv where your factory radio is haven problems from the many years of use.  Would you like to keep your factory radio instead of replacing it with an aftermarket radio. We can fix your oem radio.

What we do is do not fix equipment  in house. We use a certified factory repair center that is in Florida. How this service works is that Pro-Tech Tinting will call the repair center and get a RA# so we can send it to them and they know it will be sent. The customer will pay in full for the shipping and cost of the repair. The removal  of the radio is seperate from the repair cost.

Here are some basic issues that the radio can have from top auto manufactures some of these may be one of your issues..



MODELS Pioneer Six CD Changer
acura cl 01-02
3PK0 / FX-MG6096XH / 39101-S3M-A110-M1
3PK1 / FX-MG6096ZH / 39101-S3M-A140-M1
3PK1 / FX-MG6096ZH-03 / 39101-S3M-A140-M1

Six CD changer, Pioneer / Bose,  in dash, displays error, will not change CD’s, accept CD’s, or eject CD’s call for prices of repair.

Models 98-01 acura cl  1XC1 / CQ-JH5810Z / 39100-S02-A000
1XC2 / CQ-JH5812Z / 39100-S02-A100               
1XC4 / CQ-JH5815ZC / 39100-S01-A300
1XK0 / 39100-SY8-A000
1XK1 / CQ-JH0715Z / 39100-SS8-C010
1XK3 / CQ-JH0714Z / 39100-SS8-A010
1XX0 / CQ-JH8810Z / 39100-S0X-A000

CD does not work, will play several CD’s then stop, or static sound on CD, displays ERR or P-EO call for cost of repair


Nissan Altima 07-09 bose

PY13B / CQ-JN2660XC / 28185 JA000
PY13B / CQ-JN2764XC / 28185 ZN40A
PY14B / CQ-JN2661XC / 28185 JA010
PY16B / CQ-JN2762XC

Single CD player loads and ejects CD’s okay, will not play CD call for the cost of the repair

Gmc Delco

Jimmy 15755901
Yukon / Denali 15075614

CD player inop, will not accept and play CD’s

Scion 6 CD Changer
Pioneer Car Stereo
T1805 /DEH-MG8147zt / 86120-0W110

Six CD changer, will not play CD’s, CD’s jammed, will not accept or eject CD’s,


02-06 Lexus ES 300 / 330
(With dash face cover) Pioneer Car Stereo Service
P6816 / FX-MG8517ZT / 86120-35310
FX-MG8517ZT / 86120-35311
P6818 / FX-MG8817ZT / 86120-33520

Six CD changer, Err message in display, will not play CD’s, will not eject or accept CD’s. Before repair, disconnect one of the car battery terminals for several minutes. This acts as a reset and may bring the changer back to working conditions. Otherwise

Pro-Tech Tinting Website 239.560.3498  



Window Tinting is not a hurricane approved product


September 9, 2010 Media Contact :Jenn Meale


Attorney General Warns Consumers of Unapproved Hurricane Protection for Windows

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued a consumer advisory warning Floridians about window film companies that have sold or are selling products to residential homeowners as “hurricane protection.” The implied benefits leave homeowners with a false sense of security, and ultimately very vulnerable to the destructive forces of hurricane winds and flying debris.Through information gathered from the International Hurricane Protection Association (IHPA), investigators have determined that aggressive sales tactics may have misled some homeowners to believe the hurricane protection for windows has been approved for residential as well as commercial use, when in reality the film protection advertised has only been approved for commercial use. The Florida Building Code compliant forms of hurricane protection contain no approval(s) for film applied to a residential structure. The consumer must be aware that passing some but not all testing does not qualify a product for approval.Purportedly, some window film companies are also falsely claiming that by purchasing the window film for residential use, the homeowner will be eligible for an insurance discount. In reality, the insurance industry may not recognize this discount because the window film does not meet the standards for use in a residential home.Recently, the International Window Film Association (IWFA) has began issuing manufacturer and dealer alerts in an effort to make sure companies are adhering to proper business procedures. While most members are following proper advertising and sales practices, some are not. Additionally, not all film manufacturers are part of the IWFA, therefore they are not held to the same standards.Attorney General McCollum offers the following recommendations to consumers to avoid falling victim to dealers who may be misrepresenting the film’s capabilities:· Ask to see the product approval and the corresponding number;· Go to and/or to assure that the number supplied is verifiable;· Check with your local building department. Most building departments require a permit to install hurricane protection; and· Report any company that is making fraudulent claims about window film.Consumers who believe they may be victims of fraud may contact the Attorney General’s fraud hotline at 1-866-9-NO-SCAM (1-866-966-7226) or file an online complaint at

     Some within the window film industry feel a new Florida law about product misrepresentation has gone too far. Florida HB 849, which went into effect July 1, makes it a violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, to advertise, sell, offer, provide, distribute or market any product as hurricane, windstorm or impact-resistant unless it is in compliance with the provisions for product approval in the Florida Building Code. This includes window film.In September, the Florida attorney general warned Floridians about window film companies that claim hurricane protection from window film. Reportedly, some window film shops had been selling window film to customers as a hurricane-proof product.“Frankly it’s a no-win situation for window film dealers,” says Mike Feldman, president of Advanced Film Solutions in Holiday, Fla. “The shutter companies have a strong lobbying effort and, candidly, there have been dealers who have exaggerated claims about ‘shutter-less protection.’ Having been the manufacturer and now as a dealer we are careful when we discuss the efficacy of films…”Others in the industry feel laws like this one hurt the industry and credibility of window film as a security product.“The timing is fortunate because nobody is selling a lot of storm protection products right now, so it’s not really affecting us,” says Lyman McNutt, president of Solar-X Window Film Systems in Sarasota, Fla. “But I will not hesitate to advertise the fact that window film provides an elevated level of protection against windborne debris in violent weather; because that statement is true and I’ll let the Attorney General’s office try to prove that my product has no merit whatsoever—because they cannot. That product has been tested and proven to pass ASTM 1886/1996 levels, so how can it be worthless?”The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is also concerned about the new Florida law.“It is unfortunate that the new Florida legislation restricting the promotion and sale of certain products went as far as it did,” said Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association (IWFA). “By stating that products promoted or offered for sale that offer protection against windstorm debris during a ‘windstorm’ must have Florida product approval, the legislature effectively expanded the Florida requirements for ‘hurricane protection’ products to include other products which do (and can be proven to) give significant reductions in property damage due to wind and rain in lower speed hurricane conditions and in many lower wind speed ‘windstorms.’”“There is no question that there is an unfortunate history of unscrupulous film dealers over-extending their claims regarding the performance of so-called ‘hurricane’ films,” says McNutt. “But I also think that there is no question that safety film works and works well when properly applied; adding an elevated level of protection that far exceeds a non-filmed window.”Smith says that due to its inclusion with an unrelated bill the legislation snuck in without warning.“This change was included in a bill dealing with entirely unrelated issues and became law so quickly our industry did not have time to react,” says Smith. “The IWFA Government Advocacy Committee and the IWFA board of directors will be looking at what changes and what options exist to address this in next year’s Florida legislative session.”While some within the industry agree that there are dealers over-exaggerating the benefits of window film, they say the product still makes a difference.“There is no question that there is an unfortunate history of unscrupulous film dealers over-extending their claims regarding the performance of so-called ‘hurricane’ films,” says McNutt. “But I also think that there is no question that safety film works and works well when properly applied; adding an elevated level of protection that far exceeds a non-filmed window.

This a picture of a window that has been hit with a baseball bat to show you what the out come of installing security film window tinting  in order to they used 8 mill sercurity film to the demo . All it does is hold the broken glass in place. But the problem is that most window film shops don’t sell the all parts to make it work as the window film manufacture designed  it to . You need some type of anchoring system to bond  the window film,glass and window frame together to make a true 100% sercurity film installation. Be very aware of what type of anchoring system there are some and I seen from experience that they do not know what they are doing. You don’t go to your local home improvement store and get bathroom or kitchen caulk. this is a no no.. Bad becuase with the metals in most film it will make it corrode that is bad . They make a product from Dow Corning 995 that is made for the window film sercurity installation to bond the film to the glass and window frame But there are many different kinds of bonding products that are certified to use and recommended by window film manufacture like this Bondkap

 Using this anchoring system does not make your sercurity film hurricane film … Hurricane film does not exist for residential window film installation

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